Job Development: It's All Abut Relationships
- Starts: 03/06/13 - 8:30AM
- Ends: 03/21/13 - 4:30PM
- Location: Medford & Pendleton, OR
- Category: Upcoming Events
Practical Training for Job Developers who Support Job Seekers with Disabilities
Perhaps you've been developing jobs for awhile, and have observed the eyes of potential employers glaze over too many times when you mention that you work with job seekers with disabilities. Or, you try to follow the job development plan that targets a specific job description, but you cannot seem to get the few businesses in town that offer that sort of work to even meet your clients. Without a background in sales and marketing, many social service professionals who become job developers struggle with the process of finding good jobs, especially for job seekers with significant disabilities.
This two-day workshop will focus on working with employers who may initially be reluctant to consider job applicants with disabilities, and helps you to develop strategies for engaging their interest and increasing their willingness to consider the applicants you represent. You will gain a practical understanding of how to approach employers, build networks and locate employment opportunities; and leave with increased skills and confidence in job development, leading to improved placement outcomes.
Two Great Locations:
March 6-7, 2013
2010 Hospitality Way
Medford, Oregon, 97504
March 20-21, 2013
Umatilla County Courthouse
216 S E 4th
Pendleton, OR 97801
Registration Fee: $30 per person
Who should attend?
New Job Developers Employment Specialists who do both job developing and coaching Personal Agents Those considering moving into job development activities Job Coaches (who will get promoted to Job Developer before they know it)
• Developing a person-centered job development plan
• How to conduct and understand job analysis
• The difference between the Hidden and Competitive Job markets
• Effective strategies for approaching employers
• How to expand and maintain community networks and relationships
• Taking advantage of opportunistic conversations
• Representing applicants in a social media environment
Shannon McLain has spent her career advocating for a world where all persons, regardless of labels, are treated on an equitable basis and have the opportunity to live a healthy, self-sufficient life. This has involved nearly a decade of coordinating and directing employment services for people with significant disabilities - with lots of hands-on opportunities to learn what works and what doesn't when it comes to approaching employers on behalf of job applicants! She is also a skilled and experienced instructor who has taught at levels from continuing education workshops to college courses.
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